CGA and Colorado PGA Join Forces for New Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado.
The future of junior golf in Colorado is in good hands with the announcement that the Colorado PGA and the Colorado Golf Association are teaming up for an epic junior golf program! Following a year of in-depth discussions on the future of junior golf in Colorado, the Colorado PGA and CGA agreed the collaboration was in the best interest of the golf industry in Colorado and more importantly junior golfers and parents.
So, what does this mean?
After 31 years, the CJGA is being retired and will now be operating a joint junior development series and tour events for 2016. The new tournament structure features a Junior Tour with nationally ranked, multiday events and four major championships throughout the season. Their Junior Series, designed for up-and-coming players, will offer 18- and 9-hole options for kids aged 11-13 and 14-18 while our 10 and Under division will play some of the best par-3 courses in the state. This new structure will cater to any and all levels of junior golfers!
The four major championships, Colorado PGA Junior Championship, Colorado Junior Amateur Championship, Colorado Junior Match Play Championship, and the Junior Tour Championship will be open to all members through exemptions and qualifiers with both boys and girls divisions competing at the same venues!
In addition to being your one-stop-shop for competitive junior golf, the Player Development Pathway will also embrace the core programs of each association including Golf in Schools, PGA Junior League, Drive Chip & Putt Championship, partnerships with in-state national qualifying events, instructional camps and clinics and much more. Additionally, it will serve as a portal to college golf with a vast array of free counseling opportunities and assistance programs.
The re-branding of this partnership is still underway. Currently work is still being done towards creating a new logo and website of the yet-to-be named association. The new website will act as a clearinghouse for all things junior golf, including PGA Member and facility programs, instructional opportunities, in-school and after-school programming, tournament registration, and other resources for players and parents alike.
Keep up with their progress by stopping by Junior Golf Central at the Denver Mart during the 2017 Denver Golf Expo, Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12.
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